Compact or Mini Excavators are tracked or wheeled vehicles that are mostly used for digging and lifting but can also be used with a wide variety of attachments. They normally come with an independent swing boom and a backfill blade. Operators must develop a good understanding of how both the blade and boom operate
Applicable Certificate/License/Record of Training Regulation: Ontario Construction Regulation 213/91, Industrial Establishments 851. – GO TO REGULATIONS
Compact Excavators (1/2 day)
Intended For: Operators who wish to learn the basics of operating this equipment.
Prerequisites: None required but recommend at least some hands-on experience with the equipment.
Course Content: This course describes how to safely operate the excavator, and includes a review of regulations, site hazards, safety features, inspection procedures and emergency planning. There is both classroom training as well as limited hands-on training.
Valid For: FSN recommends retraining after 3 years